Normally debt is created when you buy things. But, debt can also be created when you receive something. How so? The Gentiles received a great blessing from the Jews who gave them the Scriptures, the Law, the Prophets, and of course the Savior! So the Gentiles “are indebted to minister to them also in material things.” This is a powerful principle. Paul collected funds for the poor Christians in Jerusalem. He collected those funds from the Gentile churches he visited. He states that the basis for justifying the collection is the debt the Gentiles owed the Jews.
Furthermore, the Gentiles who gave “were pleased to do so.” Why? Because they understood where they would be without their Jewish friends.
Who are you indebted to? What will you do during this Season of giving? Are you being a spiritual blessing to others? Are you sowing back into the Kingdom of God with “material things”?
“Yes, they were pleased to do so, and they are indebted to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual things, they are indebted to minister to them also in material things.” Romans 15:27 NASB